Michael W. Zhang is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Art & Archaeology and the Department of African American Studies. His research centers on African art, particularly in the South African context. In addition to his academic work, Michael is actively engaged in leadership and administrative roles at Princeton. He has completed two University Administrative Fellowships, first as a Fellow on the Professional Development team in the Office of the Dean of the Graduate School, and most recently as a Fellow in the Center for Career Development. Michael has also served on several administrative committees at Princeton, including the Lake Campus Graduate Housing Development Committee, the University Student Life Committee, and the Faculty-Student Committee on Sexual Misconduct.
"At Princeton, everyone is encouraged to be a leader. The University is driven by the ideas and visions of the members of its community. Through my experience as a University Administrative Fellow, I had the opportunity to explore the many facets of leadership, and the ways in which these qualities can shape our visions for the present and future. More than this, I had the opportunity to translate vision into action, and to make a real impact within my community."